debbie kasper, comedian, character-actress, writer

background: Debbie Kasper is a two-time Emmy nominated writer who took the entertainment industry and audiences by storm with her one-woman show masterpiece, “Without Me, My Show Is Nothing,” directed by Chris Barnes best known for his work with National Lampoon, Saturday Night Live, Carol Burnett, Comedy Central and Seinfeld. Debbie was a regular contributing staff writer for ABC-s sitcom Roseanne and the Rosie O-Donnell Show, while regularly performing stand-up comedy featuring a variety of character impersonations.situation: Despite its success, Debbie believed an edgy, well-produced show like “Without Me, My Show Is Nothing,” should be generating more attention and interest from entertainment cable network executives for possible pick up. In order to get the attention it deserved, the show needed to be redeveloped and reintroduced by placing Debbie in front of her targeted audience.

strategy: In order to keep the event quaint and intimate, a chateau-type venue was selected, top-of-the-line catering secured, invitations designed and distributed, while follow up call downs were made to an elite list of network executives, celebrities, and local media to ensure attendance.

results:Debbie’s revamped comedy show launched flawlessly with a two-night, full-house performance, including a special reception on opening night that drew the who’s who of Hollywood. Rave reviews followed in L.A. Weekly and Dramalogue – L.A., as did a special invitation by HBO Workspace to perform two additional nights for HBO network executives and their guests.